2017 PokerStars Festival Uruguay

$3,300 High Roller
Dias: 2
Event Info

2017 PokerStars Festival Uruguay

Resultados Finais
Mão Vencedora
Event Info
Informações do Nível
20,000 / 40,000

$3,300 High Roller

Dia 2 Terminado

Hugo Spangenberg Leads 13 Players Into Day 3 of the PokerStars Festival Uruguay $3,300 High Roller

Nível 16 : 2,500-5,000, 500 ante
chip leader Hugo Spangenberg
chip leader Hugo Spangenberg

At the start of play on Day 2 in the $3,300 High Roller at the inaugural PokerStars Festival Uruguay, 34 players took their seats in pursuit of the top prize and championship trophy. By the time late registration and re-entries closed at the start of level 9, there were a total of 64 entries, generating a prize pool of $186,240. And at the end of the day, Argentinian player Hugo Spangenberg is at the head of the pack with a stack of 420,000. No other player bagged a stack in excess of 400,000, but with Christopher Franco (359,000), Ernesto Panno (346,000), and PokerStars Team Pro Leo Fernandez (329,000) not too far behind and the likes of recent World Series of Poker bracelet winner Andres Korn (224,000) and Maria Lampropulos (49,000) still in the hunt, the path to victory won't be easy for anyone.

Unfortunately, not all the familiar faces and fan favorites who took to the felt on Day 2 survived to the day's end. Ramiro Petrone, PokerStars Cup Uruguay winner Gustavo Prato, American grinder Mark Scacewater, and bracelet winner Ivan Luca were among the fallen.

Day 3 play will kick off at noon local time on Saturday and the 13 remaining players will battle it out until a champion is crowned. Blinds will be 3,000/6,000 with a 1,000-chip ante when play resumes. Nine places will be paid with a min-cash good for $5,400 and $54,480 going to the eventual winner. The full seat draw is below. Be sure to check back here for updates on the action presented by the PokerNews live reporting team.

Christopher FrancoChile11359,000
Martin CrosaUruguay12183,000
Alejandro LopezUruguay14324,000
Andres ViolaArgentina15231,000
Maria LampropoulosArgentina1649,000
Jean Franco SierraUruguay17192,000
Hugo SpangenbergArgentina21420,000
Leonardo Fernandez BalagueArgentina22326,000
Matias ScaffoUruguay24146,000
Ernesto PannoArgentina25346,000
Cristian FernándezChile26306,000
Andres KornArgentina27224,000
Juan Francisco GarciaUruguay28105,000

Tags: Andres KornChristopher FrancoErnesto PannoGustavo PratoHugo SpangenbergIvan LucaLeo FernandezMaria LampropulosMark ScacewaterRamiro Petrone

Viola Takes One

Nível 16 : 2,500-5,000, 500 ante

Martin Crosa raised to 12,500 from early position, Andres Viola called from the cutoff, and Christopher Franco called from the big blind.

The flop came {9-Hearts}{8-Diamonds}{3-Clubs} and Franco checked. Crosa bet 16,500, Viola called, and Franco folded.

The turn brought the {J-Spades} and Crosa checked. Viola bet 45,000, and after brief consideration, Crosa tossed his cards into the muck. Viola showed {9-Spades}{9-Clubs} for a flopped set of nines as he took the pot.

Jogador Fichas Progresso
Andres Viola ar
Andres Viola
230,000 81,500

Tags: Andres ViolaChristopher FrancoMartin Crosa

Franco Felts Quijada

Nível 16 : 2,500-5,000, 500 ante

After losing the majority of his stack minutes ago, Oscar Quijada got the rest of his chips in the middle before the flop from the small blind against Christopher Franco, who was in the big blind.

Quijada: {8-Diamonds}{6-Clubs}
Franco: {K-}{J-}

Franco had the preflop advantage and Quijada needed help from the deck in order to survive. The board ran out {A-Spades}{A-Clubs}{10-Clubs}{5-Hearts}{Q-Clubs} to give Franco Broadway, so he took the pot to send Quijada to the rail.

Jogador Fichas Progresso
Christopher Franco cl
Christopher Franco
392,000 221,000
Oscar Quijada ar
Oscar Quijada

Tags: Christopher FrancoOscara Quijada

Crosa Doubles Through Quijada; Leaves Him with Crumbs

Nível 16 : 2,500-5,000, 500 ante

With about 60,000 chips already in the middle and the board reading {A-Hearts}{J-Spades}{5-Clubs}{6-Clubs} Martin Crosa was in the big blind and facing a decision for his stack against Oscar Quijada, who had shoved from the button for what looked like approximately 110,000, and had him covered by a narrow margin. Crosa went into the tank for several minutes and eventually, the clock was called. As the seconds began to tick down, Crosa called to put himself at risk.

Crosa: {A-Diamonds}{9-Hearts}
Quijada: {K-Hearts}{5-Spades}

Crosa was ahead and Quijada needed help from the river in order to send him home. The {7-Diamonds} changed nothing and Crosa took the pot to double up and leave Quijada extremely short-stacked.

Jogador Fichas Progresso
Martin Crosa uy
Martin Crosa
205,000 34,000
Oscar Quijada ar
Oscar Quijada
45,500 -129,500

Tags: Martin CrosaOscara Quijada

Garcia Takes from Korn

Nível 16 : 2,500-5,000, 500 ante

With about 50,000 chips already in the pot and the board reading {Q-Spades}{J-Clubs}{9-Spades}{2-Spades} Andres Korn checked from middle position and Francisco Garcia, who was next to act, bet 26,500. After brief consideration, Korn folded, and Garcia showed {A-Clubs}{Q-Diamonds} for top pair, top kicker as the dealer pushed the pot his way.

Jogador Fichas Progresso
Andres Korn ar
Andres Korn
210,000 60,000
WSOP 1X Winner
Francisco Garcia uy
Francisco Garcia
152,000 -7,000

Tags: Andres KornFrancisco Garcia

Lopez Stacks Niciforo

Nível 16 : 2,500-5,000, 500 ante
Mario Niciforo
Mario Niciforo

Alejandro Lopez was in middle position, had already committed 15,500 chips, and was facing a decision for a total of 67,500 from Mario Niciforo who had moved all-in from early position. After a few moments of consideration, Lopez called to put Niciforo at risk.

Lopez: {A-Diamonds}{10-Hearts}
Niciforo: {6-Diamonds}{6-Clubs}

Niciforo had the preflop advantage but found himself racing for his tournament life and needed his pocket pair to hold in order to double up. The board ran out {A-Spades}{4-Clubs}{2-Spades}{3-Diamonds}{7-Hearts} to pair Lopez's ace, so he took the pot to send Niciforo to the rail.

Jogador Fichas Progresso
Alejandro Lopez uy
Alejandro Lopez
312,000 57,000
Mario Niciforo ar
Mario Niciforo

Tags: Alejandro LopezMario Niciforo

Nível: 16

Blinds: 2,500/5,000

Ante: 500

Lopez Fires Three Streets

Nível 15 : 2,000-4,000, 500 ante

Martin Crosa raised to 10,000 from the hijack, Mario Niciforo called from the cutoff, Alejandro Lopez called from the button, and Maria Lampropulos called from the big blind.

The four players saw a flop of {10-Hearts}{7-Clubs}{2-Spades} and action checked around to Lopez who bet 11,000. Lampropulos called, Crosa folded, and Niciforo called.

The turn brought the {3-Hearts} and action checked to Lopez again. He bet 30,000 and Lampropulos went into the tank for over a minute. She ultimately called and Niciforo called, as well.

The {9-Diamonds} fell on the river and Lampropulos checked. Niciforo checked, Lopez shoved, and both of his opponents quickly folded.

Jogador Fichas Progresso
Alejandro Lopez uy
Alejandro Lopez
255,000 163,000
Mario Niciforo ar
Mario Niciforo
131,000 -61,000
Maria Lampropulos ar
Maria Lampropulos
98,500 17,300

Tags: Alejandro LopezMaria LampropulosMario NiciforoMartin Crosa